In memory of the victims of 9/11 - The 10th Anniversary

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by moreluck, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. moreluck

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  2. TwoFingeredWillie

    TwoFingeredWillie New Member

    The 10th anniversary is on a Sunday this year. I wonder if UPS will give us off. It should a national holiday!
     
  3. moreluck

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    THE TOWERS

    OPENING ITS TIRED EYES
    A CITY AWAKENS SLOWLY
    WITH A DAWN OF CRYSTAL BLUE SKIES
    TOWERS GLISTEN IN REFLECTION
    OF THE GOLDEN LIGHT

    SUDDENLY DOWN THE RIVER OF DREAMS
    A DREADFUL SHADOW ENTERS
    HOVERING TOWARD ITS TARGET
    SLAMMING IT WITH UNIMAGINABLE FORCE
    THEN AGAIN

    LIKE A PIERCING KNIFE INTO ITS SOUL
    THE CITY FREEZES IN TIME
    AS THE SHRILL OF SIRENS
    CARRY THROUGH HER CANYONS

    LIKE A WAILING CRY
    SHE ALERTS THE WORLD
    AN ACT THAT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED
    PLAYS OVER AND OVER

    BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN
    ARE BECKONED TOWARD HER
    THE TOWERS COMPROMISED NOW
    STAND WOUNDED AND BROKEN

    EXPELLING LIFE THEY STAND SADLY
    AS PEOPLE SCURRY TO LEAVE HER
    RESCUE WORKS ENTER
    IMMINENT DISASTER AWAITS

    THEIR FRAGILE FRAMES ARE DESTROYED
    THEY HEAVE AND LET GO AN UNIMAGINABLE GASP
    AS THE FLOORS BEGIN TO FAIL

    AND FLOOR AFTER FLOOR FALLS
    ONE STRIKING ANOTHER
    PILING AND GATHERING FORCE
    AS THEY PLUMMET TO THE GROUND

    A DUST CLOUD OF ALL ITS LIFE
    FOR A SHORT TIME GIVES THE
    GHOSTLY SHADOW OF ITS MAJESTIC FIGURE
    AND THEN THE WIND
    USHERS IT AWAY
    LIKE IT NEVER WAS!

    Al Cerrato
     
  4. moreluck

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  5. moreluck

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    [h=3]Remembering 911[/h]
    It was September 11, 2001,
    A terrorist plane hit the Pentagon.
    Another plane crashed in a field,
    No one aboard that plane lived.
    The World Trade Center Towers were also hit by planes,
    As they came tumbling down they left many remains.
    Some lost a mother, some a father,
    Some a son, some a daughter.
    Some a husband, some a wife,
    Somany people lost their life.
    Some lost a sister, some a brother,
    Some even lost that significant other.
    So many lives lost, oh what a waste,
    Innocent lives lost that can never be replaced.
    We can never forget the ones who died,
    Those who made sure someone else stayed alive.
    Their efforts should be applauded by all,
    Those brave people who answered the call.
    The ones who made their way to Ground Zero.
    I consider them the true hero!

    By: Rosie Pearl Smith
     
  6. moreluck

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    Tribute To 9-11 Victims.....

    We banded as brothers,
    as sisters, as mothers,
    fathers, friends, lovers
    on that tragic day we
    call 9/11

    The billowing smoke
    filled our eyes, our minds,
    every part of our souls
    as New York's crown jewels
    collapsed to the ground

    Average joes sat in their seats
    unbeknownst to the evil
    that awaited them
    They stood up united

    Boeing 767-200 hit the
    Pentagon,
    killing anyone in its path

    Thud after thud
    People ran and ran,
    for their lives, for
    their sanity

    Americans will
    never forget this day
    as our sons, our daughters,
    friends, lovers,
    mothers, fathers,
    uncles, aunts,
    grandparents
    were innocently
    killed

    3,000 lives were
    lost
    Workers
    Firemen
    Policemen
    Passengers
    Plane Crew

    Never forget
    September 11, 2001

    BY SARA LAMPEREZ

    dedicated to the memory of the 3,000 innocent lives
    lost on September 11, 2001
     
  7. moreluck

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    "Dust Man" Edward Fine still has his 'lucky suit'...............................
     
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Lee was forced to have a funeral without a body like many 9-11 surviving families......
     
  9. moreluck

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  12. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Some personal experiences as a result from that day First my daughter was a USAF reserveist attached to the fighter base closest to NY that was officially stood down at the time . We recieved a call almost immediately stating this is Sgt so and so this is a secure line report immediately ( to active duty ) The next thing we know she is flying armed Raven missions in Afghanistan . Her brother my son who is the exact opposite of his sister has played rugby in 2 Bingham Cups (Ireland and New York ) honoring Mark Kendall Bimgham one of the dead heroes of flight 93. I am proud of them both.
     
  13. Buddybrown

    Buddybrown New Member

    God bless the souls of those who died at the hands of the terrorists on 9/11/2001. May their families and friends find strength on the anniversary of this tragic day.
     
  14. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City forensic technicians are still identifying human remains found in the rubble of the World Trade Center nearly a decade after the 9/11 attacks.The office of New York City's medical examiner announced Tuesday that it had successfully matched a set of remains to 40-year-old Ernest James of New York, who had been assumed dead in the collapse.
    A spokeswoman says James was identified within the last few days through DNA testing.
    He worked for the professional services company Marsh & McLennan, which lost more than 350 employees and consultants. James' fiancée says he worked on an upper floor of the North Tower, the first building struck by hijackers.
    Authorities have identified the remains of 1,629 victims. Nearly 2,800 people died at the trade center on 9/11.